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Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Adventure BTEC Level 1 Diploma

This course is for students who are interested in working in the sport, fitness and outdoor activity industries and want to learn more about it. It has a range of physical activities and students will need to be enthusiastic and willing to join in a variety of fitness, outdoor and sports activities as well as complete classroom work.

Entry Requirements

Mainly E grade GCSEs or an Entry Level qualification.

Course Content

The course has 11 units which will be studied during the year:

Taking part in Exercise and Fitness – you will take part in a range of different types of exercise and fitness activities to improve their own fitness.

Planning Own Fitness Programme – you will improve your own physical ability to take part in a range of activities.

Working in Sport and Active Leisure – you will develop work related skills to assist in gaining employment in the fitness, active leisure and sports industry.

Working in a team – you will identify how to be an effective member of a team, take part in team tasks and review own contributions.

Individual project – you will identify, research and discuss a project area related to their own choice of area and producing a report.

Assisting at a Sport or Active Leisure Event – you will understand the tasks and responsibilities to assist at local events.

Taking Part in Sport – for those interested in working in the sports industry with teams or individuals.

Job Opportunities in Sport and Active Leisure – you will develop a plan for starting work in fitness, sport and active leisure.

How the Body Works – you will learn about the main body systems involved in physical activity.

Managing your own Health at Work – you will develop knowledge of risks to health in one area of work and how to maintain personal health when working in that area.

Assisting a Leader of Sports or Active Leisure Activities to Plan and Deliver an Activity – you will develop skills that will allow you to plan, help run and evaluate two sports events for younger children to take part in.

You will also study:

Junior Sports Leaders Award – coaching young children in activities.

Functional Skills English and Functional Skills Maths – developing everyday skills that will help you in College, work and in your personal and social life.

How will I be taught?

The course will be taught in the classroom and in practical sessions in the gym, studio, sports hall and outdoors. However, students need to know that as there is only one unit with in-class tests, coursework demands can be quite intense at times. The majority of lessons which take place in the classroom will allow coursework to be completed. Students must also be able to do at least 30 minutes homework a week for every unit studied.

How will I be assessed?

The course is 100% coursework so it is important students are able to meet deadlines and enjoy the challenge of coursework. In addition you will sit assessments during and at the end of the year in Functional Skills English and Maths and be assessed within practical lessons for Junior Sports Leaders Award.

Will I need any extra equipment?

Every day students will be expected to bring an A4 Lever Arch File with dividers, plastic wallets, pens and paper. You will also need to bring in kit every day for your practical sessions, this will be a white t-shirt, dark shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers. No plimsolls!

What qualifications will I get?

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure
Junior Sports Leaders Award
Functional Skills English
Functional Skills Maths

What will it allow me to do in the future?

To reapply to South Downs College you will need to achieve in each unit and be supported by a suitable tutor report. You will then have the option to apply for one on the following; BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport, NCFE Level 2 Diploma Working in the Sport, CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Health,  Fitness and Exercise Instructing, BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Outdoor Adventure or employment in the fitness and leisure industry.

Course Information

Work experience may be a requirement of your course, this could involve a DBS check, for which there will be a cost.

Students, aged over 19 on the 1 September of the year the course commences will be required to pay tuition and examination/assessment fees. There are a number of grants available for students on low incomes and for those studying on a first time qualification. Details will be given at interview.

If you would like further advice or guidance please contact Reception on
freephone 0800 056 0511.

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